Knowledge is the key towards doing better and being better for our future generation. This work starts today. Talking and teaching ourselves and our children about ALL history is important for ALL to move forward. Picking and choosing what we want to learn, only paints half the story. Here is an example…. 

Imagine being on a call and hearing only some of the word? 

  • Hey Mom, I …… walking……..store….. with ….. be back in …….  

Can you see how key information to understanding the whole story has been left out and it’s only a few words? 

  • Hey Mom, I am walking to the corner store with Molly and we will be back in 15 minutes.  

Can you see how ALL of the story is important to the person receiving the message? 

Now the mother knows who you are with and where you are going and for how long!! 

This mindset of understanding the whole story needs to be applied to our history…. 

Let's talk and celebrate #Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day. Today is a celebration that marks the day that emancipation reached the last people held in slavery in the U.S, in 1865. However, we still have a long way to go toward ending racism and achieving equality for all. Here are some tips on how you and your family can celebrate the holiday at home as an ally:

1️⃣ Look up the word emancipation and learn more about the history of Juneteenth. 

2️⃣ Look up and learn more about the Juneteenth flags.

3️⃣ Support and get to know your local Black-owned businesses. 

4️⃣ Take time as a family to talk about empathy, being an ally and ways your family get involved in your community.

5️⃣ Talk to your friends, your classmates, your children, and others about what you take away from your efforts to increase awareness of racial injustice in America.

Hey Caregivers, this is a good time to ask yourself hard questions. Are you actively being an advocate for our Black brothers and sisters? Are there any stereotypes that you unconsciously allow to impact your behaviors? Are you actively speaking out about racist comments and actions that you observe in others?

It's important to remember this is an ongoing conversation and we need to be active today and every day! 

Bright Littles, let's use our superpowers of kindness to change the world!